NFD Midweek round-up!


Cape Town All Stars left it late before claiming a 2-1 win over FC Cape Town at the NNK Rugby Stadium on a hot Wednesday afternoon in the Mother City.

IMAGE_CAPE_ALLSTARS_0The win enabled Igugu Lekapa to open up a three-point gap at the top of the standings after Baroka FC lost to Witbank Spurs.

Stars were forced to go in to the half-time break out in Parow a goal down after Siphelele Magubane had given the African Beasts the lead. But two goals in the final 10 minutes from Raymond Maluleke and Paseka Mako gave the Gugulethu-based side a third win in four matches.

In another game in Cape Town, Milano United secured a much-needed win with a 2-0 triumph over AmaZulu at Athlone Stadium. Doing the business for the Kinnes were Brandon Theron and Ebrahim Seedat.

Fellow Cape side Vasco da Gama had to return to the Mother City empty-handed after they lost 3-1 to Royal Eagles at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Getting the goals for the KZN outfit were Sphe Zwane, Philani Cele and Katlego Mphela, while Mbulelo Wambi netted for Vasco.

Highlands Park kept their good form going with a win away to Black Leopards, Richard Mamatloga’s goal giving the Gauteng club all three points up in the Limpopo Province.

Getting a badly-needed haul of maximum points were African Warriors, who edged out on-form Mbombela United 1-0 at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, where former Kaizer Chiefs striker David Radebe was on target.

Witbank Spurs were able to jump above Baroka FC and into second position with a 3-1 victory at the Puma Rugby Stadium, courtesy of goals by Thabang Klaas, who netted a brace, and Patrick Mubayiwa. Dineo Shaku scored for Baroka.

Mthatha Bucks were unable to register their first win of the season, but were able to come back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Thanda Royal Zulu. Thanda scored first through a Menzi Hlope header on 27 minutes, but Bucks levelled the game through a second-half penalty by Sibongiseni Madikane out in Mthatha.